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Old 09-09-2011, 11:01 PM
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I'm in Northern MN so it does indeed get cold at times during hunting season.

That same 64gr load behind the 168VLD nets 3000+ but I haven't worked with them enough to see what's possible.

I'm liking the Amax for sure.
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Old 09-09-2011, 11:45 PM
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Yes I do believe you have us beat for cold weather. Another good thing going for the A-Max is only 32 bucks a box where its 55 bucks for a box of bergers.
I really appreciate the info you have given me.
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Old 09-10-2011, 07:59 AM
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I'm just hoping more people try using Magpro so Accurate doesn't discontinue it!

It works great and it meters perfectly.
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Old 09-10-2011, 09:09 AM
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Yes I do believe you have us beat for cold weather. Another good thing going for the A-Max is only 32 bucks a box where its 55 bucks for a box of bergers.
I really appreciate the info you have given me.
I've had pretty good luck with R-17 in my 280AI with 160gr AB, I started at 53gr worked up to 56gr @3046fps with a Fed 210 primer. In my wifes 280AI,60gr/H-4831sc with 150gr TSX just alittle over 3000fps hers is a Kreiger 25" mine a Lilja.

I've never shot the A-Max but in Hornady manual they list them as max for medium game not sure I'd want to use them on elk. When I first moved to Co back in the 70's I used either the Hornady 154/160gr interlock bullet for elk I was shooting 7Remmag and 7Wby mag back then.

Well good luck
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Old 09-10-2011, 09:39 AM
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If I were elk hunting I would have no doubts in them. I was shooting a 300RUM before my 280 AI, I set up a 3/8's steel target at 400 yards, it was not the AR500 steel, regular steel, man those 208gr A-Max bullets just drilled right through the plate. I was very impressed with them.
I had heard that the RE powders were not very stable in colder weather. I usually try to stay with hogdon's extreme powder line, but have not see the velocities from them, thou I did see a couple posts with people using H1000 and retumbo. Being disabled makes it kinda hard getting a deer out, not sure I would like to try get an elk out
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If I were elk hunting I would have no doubts in them. I was shooting a 300RUM before my 280 AI, I set up a 3/8's steel target at 400 yards, it was not the AR500 steel, regular steel, man those 208gr A-Max bullets just drilled right through the plate. I was very impressed with them.
I had heard that the RE powders were not very stable in colder weather. I usually try to stay with hogdon's extreme powder line, but have not see the velocities from them, thou I did see a couple posts with people using H1000 and retumbo. Being disabled makes it kinda hard getting a deer out, not sure I would like to try get an elk out
Sorry I missed the part that you were just looking for a target type bullet. We get pretty cold here I've had R-17 down to minus 19 here hunting elk haven't had a problem with it so far.

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Old 09-10-2011, 11:24 AM
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Tom I do try to deer hunt, but can only do what my back will allow me to do on any given day. If I can come up with the money to buy a deer tag and a few other little odds and ends I plan on deer hunting and will use the 162gr A-Max. I have no doubt that if a bull elk were standing broadside at 600 yards that the A-Max would dump him and he wouldn't get up. I had heard that they had reworked RE17 and claimed it was more temp stable. Here in Idaho 2 years ago we woke up openning morning to a foot of snow on the gound, needless to say no one knew where to go, no one expected the snow.
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